Notice of change of Date and venue for AGM & rescheduled date for Ballards Gore in June

Our Spring Meeting at Braintree in May has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The 66th AGM of the Society will now be held at Theydon Bois Golf Club promptly at 11 am on 12 July 2021.

The Ballards Gore Meeting on Friday 11 June has been moved to Friday 25 June when hopefully all relevant restrictions will be lifted.

Any further updates/cancellations necessary will be posted here on our website giving as much notice as possible, so please check back here from time to time.

Any past or present Lady Captains who haven’t joined/re-joined yet, a Subscriptions Form & Revised Application for Meetings Form is available to download on our Membership page . Currently there is space at all 4 of our Meetings. With the AGM being moved to Theydon Bois and the Drawn Team Game format for this meeting having been a great success with ladies in the past, please support this event if you can.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy 2021

The First Round Draw for the Ida Bunting 2021 competition is now available on the Ida Bunting page.

Carol Bell (Hon Secretary & Webmaster)

Notice of change of date for Friendly Match with Essex Men’s Captains

The Friendly Match with Essex Men’s Captains planned for early April at Stock Brook has been rescheduled to 22 September due to COVID-19 restrictions. All those interested in the April date have been notified but if any other members are available for the revised date please contact Gill Larcombe direct via email thelarcombes365@gmail.com

Carol Bell Hon Sec & Webmaster

Notice of AGM / Subs Renewal 2021

The 66th AGM of the Society will be held promptly at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 5 May at Braintree Golf Club.  All members of the Society are encouraged to attend, irrespective of whether or not they are playing in the competition of the day, as it is important for the wellbeing of the Society and it is your opportunity to find out what is planned for 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Whether the AGM or any other events go ahead will depend on COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and the safety and well being of our members.  Notice of any postponement or cancellations will be posted here in good time and members entering meetings or matches will be notified individually (by email where possible).

Email is now our default means of communication and packs have been emailed and/or posted to all current members.  Where we have details of new Lady Captains they have also been sent a pack plus an introductory new Lady Captain letter. If you have not received your pack the essential documents are available to download from here in PDF format:

Please support the Society by completing and returning your Subscription Form and if appropriate your Meetings Application and Friendly Match Forms as soon as possible but no later than 15 March as confirmations will be posted back to you at the end of March .

Keep safe & well and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Carol Bell (Hon Sec & Webmaster)

Covid – 19 Update August 2020

After careful consideration and in the knowledge that the brakes have been put on easing the lockdown further, the Committee have decided with the agreement of Three Rivers Golf & Country Club to cancel our last meeting of the season on 8 September.

It is a real shame that we can’t get together at all this year and whilst playing golf is relatively safe, doing anything in big groups increases the risk significantly. I know that some of you will be disappointed but at the end of the day the health & safety of our members is paramount.

If any current Lady Captains need to purchase a Society of Lady Captains badge and/or bag tag together with 2021 membership for their Vice Captain please contact Dot Greaves ASAP, so that early collection can be arranged. A form can be downloaded from our FAQ page.

Subscription forms, Notice of AGM 2021 and other documents will be sent towards the end of January. A list of dates for 2021 will be posted here shortly so don’t forget to check back soon.

Message from our President


2020 has been a sad year for us personally and for the Society.  I found the lockdown very difficult.   
Not knowing how long the pandemic would effect our bookings, we  decided month by month whether we could go ahead with a meeting. In the end we did not manage to meet up as we felt it was too much of a risk and we did not want to change our format in doing a draw and not allowing members from the same club to play together.  Hopefully next year we will have a full calendar.

We did not bank the membership cheques this year as Covid took over, so in January 2021 our mail shot will include all 2019 members, any new members for 2020 and new Lady Captains.  I hope all the clubs will enter the Ida Bunting Knockout and make up for the lost year.

I hope you are all able to play golf at your clubs.  I think the golf course is the safest place to be and find the golfers very good at social distancing.

Stay safe and well

Best wishes
Dot Greaves

During the current unprecedented times it is difficult to assess the longer term effects the pandemic will have. Some organisations may not survive, the Society has been running since 1954 and we currently have a healthy membership base. Doubtless some members may not return to the fold, so encouraging other Past Lady Captains at your club to join our ranks in 2021 is really important at this time.

Looking forward to catching up with you all in 2021

Stay safe

Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster

Covid-19 Coronavirus – Update 18 July 2020

As we begin to return to some sort of normality both on and off the golf course the Committee have been considering whether it would be feasible to hold our 3rd Summer Meeting at Clacton in August. Although it would be lovely to get some of our members together for a meeting in August we also need to take account of the duty of care we have for our members. On balance and with the agreement of Clacton Golf Club we have decided to reschedule the meeting for August 2021.

A decision has yet to be made about our Autumn Meeting at Three Rivers in September.  So please watch this space for further information.

Some good news regarding your 2020 membership subscriptions. The Committee have decided to waive all subscriptions for 2020.  All subscription cheques (£6 or £3] have been destroyed and all those who applied for membership will be treated as 2020 members for Ida Bunting purposes (Ida Bunting entry form & rules are now on the Ida Bunting page).

I hope that many of you have now been able to play some competitive golf at your own clubs and perhaps enjoy visiting some other clubs in smaller numbers.

Take care and stay safe.
Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster

Covid-19 Coronavirus – Update 28 May 2020

With the easing of the lockdown in mid May allowing golf courses to open (whilst following social distancing requirements) we hope that many of you have been able to get back onto the fairways.
Further to the review of our fixtures by the Committee at the end of April, it has now been decided to CANCEL our 2nd Summer Meeting at Theydon Bois on 13 July. Going forward a further review of the situation will take place around the end of June.
Enjoy your golf if you can, stay safe & well, oh and of course STAY ALERT especially whilst on the golf course!
Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster

Covid-19 Coronavirus – Update 27 April

The Committee has reviewed the situation regarding the Society’s fixtures and has decided to cancel our 2 home fixtures in early June and in agreement with Hertfordshire Lady Captains to cancel our away fixture towards the end of June. The details of the cancelled events are:

1st Summer Meeting at Ballards Gore June 3rd

Friendly Match v Herts at Colne Valley June 8th

Friendly Match v Kent at West Malling June 22nd

Please pass this information on to others at your club if you are able.

We will review the situation regarding other events towards the end of May and will post another update on the website. It looks like it may be sometime before our combined golfing and social activities can resume, although we may be able to return to playing the game we all love, at our own clubs, as long as social distancing can be observed.

We hope that you are all well and keeping yourselves busy through these difficult and unprecedented times.

Stay safe

 

Carol Bell (Hon Secretary & Webmaster)

Covid-19 Coronavirus

In line with Government guidelines issued this week and following the lead by the Essex Ladies County Golf Association, the Committee of the Society of Lady Captains of Essex has decided to cancel the Ida Bunting competition knock out rounds for 2020.

The Spring Meeting at Braintree on May 6th and the Friendly match with Essex Mens Captains at Stock Brook have also been cancelled. The Committee hopes to be able to reschedule the AGM to a later date and decisions on all other events will be taken in the ensuing weeks as advice is published by Public Health England.

Please pass this information on to other Society members at your club. Further updates will be posted here in due course.  Rest assured that the health and safety of our members is paramount.

Stay safe

Carol Bell Hon Sec & Webmaster

Notice of AGM / Subs Renewal 2020

The 66th AGM of the Society will be held promptly at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 8 May at Braintree Golf Club.  All members of the Society are encouraged to attend, irrespective of whether or not they are playing in the competition of the day, as it is important for the wellbeing of the Society and it is your opportunity to find out what is planned for 2020.

Membership subscriptions are due by 28th February.  Packs have been emailed and/or posted to all current members and new Lady Captains.  If you have not received your pack the essential documents are available to download from here:

This year all our documents are in PDF format as we were having difficulties with word documents printed from some tablets and mobiles. Please download, print, complete and return your Subscription Form and if appropriate your Meetings Application and Friendly Match Forms as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events during the year.

Happy golfing

Carol Bell (Hon Sec & Webmaster)